Law and Policy

Examining laws that govern sport which are critical for protection of athletes and the governing of sports bodies.

Getting a Kick: The Scourge of Doping in Indian Sports

Written by Suheil Tandon and Antony CJ The figures say it all; doping in Indian sports is at an all-time ‘high’. India ranked 7th in...
Caster Semenya

In Search of a Level Playing Field: Where Do Transgender and Hyperandrogenous Athletes Go?

Co-authored by Tia Matthew and Manasvin Andra  “We all transition at a different rate, and twelve months as a policy for everyone is just the...

Feminism in India x The Bastion: #TheSportsEdit

Being the long-standing readers of The Bastion that you are, you probably already know that 'sport for development' is a core aspect of our coverage....
Football Argentina

A Whitewashed Nation: Race and Football in Argentina

Written by Kartik Sundar  If you were to walk down the streets of Buenos Aires, you would be forgiven for thinking you were somewhere in...
Breaking Down University Sports Quotas

Breaking Down University Sports Quotas

Researched by Ajith Kidambi Presented & edited by Sumit Krishna Yadav University sports quotas provide budding athletes with the opportunity to receive a decent...
Indian Super League and I-League

The Identity Crisis of League Football in India

India is on the cusp of a footballing explosion. The Indian Super League, now entering its fourth year, has continued to garner enormous investment....

COVID-19 vs 2020’s Sports Calendar: Checking Our Priorities

The Bastion Shorts—Episode 8 The world is at a standstill. As the novel Coronavirus spreads further, the world seems to be locking-down. Earlier this month...
Football World Cup

Taking Football to the World: 48 Teams at the 2026 World Cup

Co-authored by Sreeradh Radhakrishnan & Siddhant Sachdeva The inaugural Football World Cup held in 1930 was not even close to the global showpiece that it...
Cannabis Athlete

High Hopes: Athletes’ Case for Legalising Cannabis

Co-authored by Siddhant Sachdeva & Sreeradh Radhakrishnan In April 2018, former Golden State Warriors player Matt Barnes revealed in an interview that he used cannabis...
Lance Armstrong -2009 Tour of California

The Ripple Effect of Doping in World Sport

Doping has always been a big problem in the world of sport, but as of late, it has grown into an increasingly fierce opponent....